International Standards for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Post-TRIPS: The Search for Consistency
Article from: TDM 2 (2009), in Intellectual Property Rights and Investment Disputes
This article analyzes the current international standards for the protection of intellectual property rights by the use of international investment agreements, particularly bilateral investment treaties. The article begins with a brief history of international efforts at intellectual property protection. It then examines Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPS") (the most recent effort at establishing an international intellectual property protection scheme) and BITs (which add a layer of protection on top of TRIPS). Next, the article evaluates the continued ...